Brenda Stoter Boscolo

Brenda Stoter Boscolo (b.1984) is an acclaimed Dutch journalist who writes about the Middle East. She has master’s degrees in sociology and in media and journalism from Erasmus University in Rotterdam. Her second thesis was about the Iraq war and the media. Her articles have been published by Al Jazeera, Middle East Eye, The New Arab and Al Monitor as well as featured in Dutch newspapers and magazines, including Trouw, Algemeen Dagblad, De Tijd, NRC Next, Het Parool and De Groene Amsterdammer.

The Forgotten People

The Forgotten People

The Yezidi’s Account of the Last Genocide

(De Arbeiderspers, 2019, 384 pages)

In the summer of 2014, ISIS invaded the region of Sinjar in northern Iraq. Their aim was to systematically exterminate the Yezidis, an ethnic minority with its own ancient religion and culture. The men were murdered while the women and girls were sold into slavery; sons were forced to become child soldiers and the youngest children were sold to ISIS families. Journalist Brenda Stoter Boscolo travelled to Iraq to write about the Yezidi genocide.

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